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PRESIDENTIAL DINNERS AND RECEPTIONS

Presidential Toasts at a State Dinner in Cairo
June 12, 1974
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Nixon and Sadat give toasts to one another expressing goodwill and hope for peace.

Presidential Toasts at a State Dinner in Alexandria (Egypt)
June 13, 1974
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
President Nixon comments on the beauty of Alexandria and expresses his pleasure that President Sadat had accepted an invitation to the United States. President Sadat compliments Nixon for his statesmanship and points out the universal desire for peace.

Excerpt from a Banquet given by King Hussein of Jordan
May 16, 1975
President Sadat expresses his hope to not let the opportunity provided by the October War go to waste.

Presidential Toasts at a Luncheon Salzburg
June 1, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
President Sadat stresses the inviolability of sovereignty as the fundamental solution to the question of Middle East Peace. President Ford responds with a commitment to continue the negotiation process.

Second Presidential Luncheon Toast at Salzburg
June 2, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Ford and Sadat expound upon their relationship and the spirit of peace.

Excerpt from a Banquet given by President Gerald Ford
October 27, 1975
President Sadat points out the Palestinian issue as the primary obstacle to peace and that Arab-Israeli relations cannot be allowed to slip back into hostility.

Presidential Toasts in Washington, D.C
October 27, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Ford and Sadat honor each other with warm words. President Sadat also comments on the feelings towards the US in the Arab world and the need to solve the Palestinian question.

Presidential Toasts at a State Dinner in Washington, D.C.
October 28, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Ford and Sadat offer words of admiration at their second to last official meeting before President Sadat’s departure. President Ford accidentally refers to Sadat as the leader of Israel.

Speech at a Luncheon Given by Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
October 29, 1975
President Sadat thanks Dr. Waldheim for the opportunity to address the General Assembly.

Speech at a Banquet Given by President Ford
October 29, 1975
President Sadat thanks President Ford for his hospitality and hopes he has conveyed the warmth of the Egyptian people.

Speech at a Dinner Given by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
October 30, 1975
President Sadat says he is pleased to be able to visit the Mid-West and hopes for cooperation and friendship between Americans and Egyptians.

Excerpt from a Speech at a Banquet given by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
October 30, 1975
President Sadat says that Egypt has spared no effort to get a just and lasting peace and the US has been an important component of that endeavor.

Speech to a Dinner Hosted by the Houston Chamber of Commerce and the Arab-American Chamber of Commerce
October 31, 1975
President Sadat assures the audience that Egypt is a safe and profitable place to invest. He closes by saying he believes there are tremendous opportunities for cooperation between Egyptians and Americans.

Toasts of Presidents Sadat, Ford, and Governor Askew of Florida
November 2, 1975
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Three toasts commemorating the end of President Sadat’s trip to the United States.

Excerpt from a Banquet given by the Mayor of London
November 7, 1975
President Sadat brings up self-determination for the Palestinians as an issue that requires Europe’s special attention.

Speech from a Banquet given by Prime Minister Harold Wilson
November 7, 1975
President Sadat thanks the Prime Minister for his hospitality and asks for Britain’s help in resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict through diplomacy.

Speech in a Banquet in Bonn
March 29, 1976
President Sadat expresses his admiration for German industry and culture and hopes for closer ties in the future.

Excerpt from a Speech a Luncheon with West German Chancellor Schmidt
March 30, 1976
President Sadat says he is in agreement with Israel on the necessity of a permanent peace, but only with justice, and only through the Geneva Convention.

Excerpt from a Speech at a Dinner given by West German President Walter Scheel
March 30, 1976
President Sadat lays responsibility for peace in the Middle East with the entire world.

Speech at a Banquet Hosted By German President Walter Scheel in Bonn
March 30, 1976
President Sadat thanks President Scheel for his hospitality, and the entire nation of Germany for its friendship with Egypt.

Speech at a Luncheon Hosted by German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
March 30, 1976
President Sadat discusses German-Arab relations as well as the plight of the Palestinian people.

Speech at a Dinner given by the Prime Minister of Essen
March 31, 1976
President Sadat mentions his agreement to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and expresses his happiness at visiting Germany.

Excerpt from a Speech at a Banquet given by the Prime Minister of Baden-Wurtenberg
April 1, 1976
President Sadat reiterates the need for a just and lasting peace.

Speech at a Banquet given by the Prime Minister of Bavaria
April 1, 1976
President Sadat discusses the cultural links between Germany and Egypt.

Excerpt from a Speech at a Banquet given by the Italian President Leone Giovani
April 5, 1976
President Sadat says that peace can only come through the return of land and the recognition of Palestinian rights.

Speech at a Banquet given by Italian President Leone in Rome
April 5, 1976
President Sadat speaks on the state of the Palestinian people, Egyptian economic ties to Italy, and the cultural links between Italy and Egypt.

Speech at a Banquet in Tehran
June 16, 1976
President Sadat thanks the Shah for his support of the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples, and for his friendship with Egypt.

Speech at a Dinner Banquet in Honor of the Shah and the Shabanu
June 17, 1976
President Sadat states his affection for the Shah and his hope for continued good relations.

Presidential Toasts at a State Dinner
April 4, 1977
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Sadat and Carter exchange compliments and wishes for peace.

Presidential Toasts in Alexandria (Egypt)
March 9, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Sadat and Carter exchange admiration and reaffirm their commitment to peace.

Toasts for the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 26, 1979
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Begin, Sadat, and Carter honor each other at a state dinner following the signing of the peace treaty.

Presidential Toasts at the White House
April 8, 1980
Courtesy of the National Archives at College Park
Presidents Carter and Sadat express their admiration and dedication to the peace process, especially the lingering problem of Palestinian sovereignty.


Jimmy Carter Hosts a Working Dinner with Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Working Dinner with Anwar al Sadat. The State Dining Room, 04/04/1977; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].  


Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Arrival Ceremony for President Sadat of Egypt, 04/04/1977; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].


Anwar Sadat Speaks During an Arrival Ceremony Hosted by Jimmy Carter; From Collection JC-WHSP: Carter White House Photographs Collection, 01/20/1977 - 01/22/1981; File Unit: Sadat Arrival – South Lawn, 02/03/1978; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA. [Online Version on May 24, 2006, available through the online catalog at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/].
 

Toasts by Presidents Nixon and Sadat at a State Dinner in Cairo June 12, 1974; Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
President Nixon proposes a toast in honor of the revamped U.S.-Egyptian relationship and applauds Sadat for his wisdom, vision and leadership. President Sadat welcomes Nixon as the first American president to pay an official visit to Egypt, and emphasizes the need to find a solution to the “Palestinian problem.”

Toasts of Presidents Nixon and Sadat at a Dinner in Alexandria honoring President Sadat June 13, 1974; Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. President Nixon comments on the beauty of Egypt and extends an invitation to President and Mrs. Sadat to visit the United States. President Sadat commends Nixon for his leadership, courage and wisdom, and reinforced his own desire to build peace in the region.


Toast at a Dinner in Jacksonville Honoring President Ford and President Sadat


President Sadat Giving a Speech at a Dinner in Jacksonville, 11/2/1975;
Courtesty of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.


November 2, 1975
President and Mrs. Sadat attend a dinner at a Jacksonville Country Club hosted by Governor Askew. The dinner is a conclusion to President and Mrs. Sadat's tour of the United States. President Sadat gives a short speech in which he talks of future U.S.-Egyptian relations.

Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty Toasts at a State Dinner Honoring President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin
March 26, 1979
At a dinner following the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, President Carter commends the dedication to peace by Sadat and Begin. Sadat and Begin also speak of the achievement and positive implications of the treaty as well as their thanks to President Carter.

First Anniversary of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
March 23, 1980
President Carter, Ambassador Ashraf A. Ghorbal of Egypt and Ambassador Ephraim Evron of Israel commemorate the first anniversary of the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty at a White House Reception.

President Carter Toasts at a Dinner Honoring Anwar Sadat and His Achievements in Peace
April, 1980
President Carter toasts to President Sadat on his achievements in the Camp David Accord and discuss its impact on international affairs. President Sadat responds to the toast by giving his own, honoring President Carter and speaking on his own views of peace between Israel and Egypt.

Toasts of President Reagan and President Sadat at the State Dinner


President Sadat and President Reagan Sit Down to a Meal Together;
Courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library.


August 5, 1981
President Sadat is honored at the White House for his commitment to peace in the Middle East.